UP Panchayat Election Stay Updates: In excess of 3 crore voters will workout their franchise in the 1st stage of the Uttar Pradesh panchayat elections on Thursday to be held across 18 districts in 51,176 polling booths. According to figures shared by the Elections Fee, 3,16,46,162 voters will vote for the post of Zila Panchayat, BDC, Gram Pradhan and Gram Panchayat members.
As India faces a significant coronavirus wave, there had been calls for cancelling the elections. Several BJP MLAs and MPs, which include Kaushal Kishor, appealed to the Election Commission to postpone the Uttar Pradesh panchayat elections expressing it could develop into a “super spreader” event.
On Wednesday, 20,510 fresh Covid-19 cases were reported in the Uttar Pradesh with 68 deaths. So far 6,22,810 patients have been fixed and discharged though at the second there are 1,11,835 active situations in the state. The state cash Lucknow remains the worst hit with 5,433 clean situations and 14 fatalities. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath went into self-isolation on Wednesday soon after testing optimistic for Covid-19. Samajwadi Party chief and previous CM of the state Akhilesh Yadav also examined constructive for Covid-19 on Wednesday.